If you’ve ever visited Arogya, you may have heard us talking about Qi, the main principle in Chinese Medicine that governs the flow energy. Qi can be affected by everything from diet, sleeping patterns, the change of season, and your activity levels. One of the ancient ways to help move stagnant Qi is with a technique called Moxibustion.Read More›
If you’ve had your ear to the wellness pavement, you’ll notice that CBD products are becoming more and more popular. Companies are jumping on the bandwagon to include CBD in everything from face masks to dog treats. There is even chatter that Coca-Cola is seeking to use the oil in a new soft drink formulation. With all the buzz about both cannabis- and hemp-derived CBD products, its difficult to know which products are the most effective and why.Read More›
Do you have an injury that is taking an unusually long time to heal? Or maybe you are pushing through headaches, belly aches, hormonal issues, or muscle pain on a daily basis?
In our modern and busy lives, many of us are operating on overdrive. Multitasking, overstimulation from technology, and constant everyday stress leaves us “on” at all times. It is now widely recognized that this imbalance can lead to low energy and chronic health issues. The American Medical Association stated in 2016 that: “It has been verified through scientific exploration that more than 80 percent of all diseases are due to stress and strain that originate in the mind and reflect on the body.”Read More›
In the early 1900s, the average American slept 9 hours a night. Fast forward a hundred years to today and we are finding the average American sleeps between 6-7 hours on a weeknight and 8 hours on the weekends. In that short time, we haven’t evolved to need less sleep, so what is happening with those vital 2 to 3 hours of rest, relaxation and restoration? And where have these hours? We have replaced a good night’s rest with a combination of coffee and other stimulants, late nights glued to computer and televisions screens, and other unhealthy sleeping habits that can result in insomnia.Read More›
Jasmine, Jasminum officinale or Jasminum sambac, is a flower famous and well-loved for its wonderful fragrance and often enjoyed when it is paired with Green Tea, or sometimes Black tea or Oolong tea, from the Camellia sinensis plant. It is part of many traditional Asian and Middle Eastern tea cultures, including China, Japan, Vietnam, and Iran, but has made its way into Western tea culture of the modern day and to our some of our uplifting tea blends at Arogya.Read More›
As the summer sun continues to shine and the summer squash in our gardens become overly abundant, we find ourselves in a special time of the year. In the Chinese system, late summer or sometimes called Indian summer, is a brief but important time. Each one of the seasons is associated with an element and the late summer season is associated with the Earth Element. Late summer is a time to celebrate the beginning of the harvest and the richness of earth’s bounties as we prepare for the autumn. As this is a transition period, it is very important to stay centered in one’s self and grounded to the earth.Read More›
Over the past few months, I have been challenging myself to minimize the amount of food and inorganic material waste that my family and I create. Though I have been composting since 2013, I’ve become humbly aware of how much single-use plastic and paper products we dispose of on a regular basis. From produce bags and food packaging to straws at restaurants to take-out drink/food containers when traveling… It’s mindboggling how much waste we can create and unflinchingly consume. By making a few small changes in my life, however, I’ve been able to significantly reduce the amount of waste we create as a household and while I’m on-the-go. Below are 12 easy yet impactful steps you and your family can take today to reduce food-related waste.Read More›
Welcome to the Year of Rooster! This celebration of new beginnings, and of spring to come, is a special time of year. While January 1st is a good post-holiday wake up call, Chinese New Year, for me, has more depth because it is tied to the greater cycles of nature and tradition. I still remember the excitement of wearing new clothes and finding the special red envelopes under my pillow. But I ask myself: how we can maintain a sense of everyday gratitude when we buy clothes and receive money all year round? How do we preserve our connection to nature if we are inside all the time?Read More›
I always remember sitting around a circle soaking feet and chatting about our day with my family growing up. Foot soaking is a common traditional Chinese health remedy used to detoxify the body, promote circulation, relieve pain, and optimize total wellbeing. Immersing the feet and legs in a tub of herb-infused hot water for 20 – 30 minutes at the end of the day can be a very powerful and restorative ritual. Our Herbal Foot Soak Tea bag is packed with powerful ingredients such as Epsom Salts, Green Tea, Therapeutic Herbs and pure Essential Oils. Finish your soak with a foot massage – your feet will thank you!Read More›
On the new moon of January 28th, the year of the Fire Rooster begins. This year is going to be passionate and action-packed, and is an opportunity to focus on your personal development in your inner world as well as the world at large. Though there will be lots to bring into balance this year, it’s also an amazing year for truly following your heart’s desire. This is a time to invest in your own strength and vitality. Those who focus with determination and endurance will surely see the fruits of their labor.